In 2006, travel colleagues and close friends Andrew Minto and Georgette Southam were offered an opportunity to take ownership of a small, established travel agency at The Junction. Today, the friends and business partners have grown the business to be one of the most professional, successful and reputable travel agency teams in the Newcastle region. We were one of the few agencies which remained open throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, continuing to assist our clients with their bookings and actively chasing their refunds from suppliers.
Our highly qualified team of consultants collectively have hundreds of years’ experience in the travel industry - despite their youthful appearances! Between them, they have travelled extensively throughout the world and are passionate about sharing their knowledge and experiences with clients to ensure you have the best holiday possible.
With a firm focus on fabulous customer service and competitive pricing, the consultant team at Home and Afar Travel has a very loyal and repeat client base who constantly refer friends and relatives - the ultimate compliment! In recent times many of our team have transitioned to become homebased agents which allows for more flexible hours and meeting locations for that personal face-to-face experience.
We love to support the community and to pay it forward. One of our favourite annual charity events is the ‘Winter Coat Appeal’ by Soul Cafe in Newcastle, providing meals to the homeless free of charge. We collect donations of pre-loved coats which Soul Cafe distributes to their guests for warmth during winter. We also regularly support the Mark Hughes Foundation 'Beanies for Brain Cancer', local charity Girl Friday for woman and children affected by domestic violence and several local schools.
Our goal at Home and Afar Travel is to continue to be Newcastle’s number one travel agency ensuring every client is happy and has the travel experience they desire!